Nintendo releases consolidated financial statements, NX to launch globally on March 2017; Zelda delayed
Nintendo has just released its consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, which can be viewed by anyone here.
As usual, the financial statements included the company’s analysis of operations citing games like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker driving sales, selling 4.27 million units and 3.52 million units respectively, energizing the Wii U platform.
The company also cited strong sales of amiibo, as the figures sold 24.7 million units while cards sold 28.9 million units.
The more interesting takeout from the report was on the outlook for the fiscal year ending in March of 2017.
Nintendo expects strong handheld sales thanks to the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon this winter along with Kirby: Planet Robobot and Metroid Prime: Federation Force, in addition to a bunch of other third party releases coming.
It’s after that where things got interesting.
“For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX” with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally,” the outlook mentioned.
Despite this news regarding the NX, Nintendo has also stated that the new platform will not be making an appearance at E3 2016, and that the show will instead focus on the new Legend of Zelda title, which has been delayed to March 2017 and will release simultaneously on both the Wii U and NX platforms.
Update: Nintendo has just confirmed in a press release that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only playable game at the E3 show floor.
We’ve reached out to Nintendo asking if any other games will be shown, but the company hasn’t commented yet.
In addition, although the NX will not be making an appearance at E3, the company did confirm that it will be unveiled later this year.
We’ll have more information on our Twitter page as it comes out.